MEADVILLE, Pa. (PRWEB)
September 02, 2020
“An Engineer’s Approach to Religion”: a fascinating narrative that focuses on how Christian understanding of God and morality can shape our views of civic responsibility. “An Engineer’s Approach to Religion” is the creation of published author Stan McFarland, a retired engineer for the State of Ohio, who has spent his life as a seeker of truth—truth in self, in relationships, and in culture.
McFarland writes, “I wrote this book to get people thinking. We talked about truth. We talked about reality. We talked about the nature of beliefs. The religious community defines church as a group of believers. Unfortunately, this definition has resolved into two loosely defined political groups Republicans and Democrats. This makes it hard to separate church and state. In the last election we elected a leader that strongly believed in first person singular (bodies). Believing in bodies is not the problem, but when one says, “The hell with the rest of the world,” it causes problems with ones’ neighbors. And when one is in a pandemic where the virus is spread through the air, it can be downright deadly.
I quoted Richard Rorty who considers himself a spectator in his book Achieving Our Country to show a way that we could use redefined religious terms to find our way back to the county we love. We have experienced massive demonstrations both from a pandemic and justice point-of-view, and I am concerned our government is using these demonstrations to further divide us. A corollary of the Truth is that all conflict is derived from a misconception of the Truth. A lie is a deliberate distortion of the Truth. Trump lies and people die… literally! It’s worse than that—Trump lies, and it affects how we see ourselves and how the world sees us. Our forefathers claimed we had three enabling rights—life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness—where True happiness means being right with God. I don’t feel we can be happy until we are willing to accept the TRUTH.
I have always maintained that there is a mental or mind element and a body or physical element to our existence. What is not clear is whether the thought system that is a mind-based system or a physical-based system. With the mind-based system, the mind is aware that it is in control of the body and that the body is a learning device. Truth is the primary learning objective. We are still as God created us. When the learning situation is over, the body will dissipate and the mind will go on to other issues. Minds do not die. With the physical based system, the mind is the brain which controls the body. The objective of the physical-based mind is what the body can physically deliver. All bodies die. And life after death is poorly understood.
A Course in Miracles says ‘Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.’ God knows what he created. The thoughts of God are his creations. We are the thoughts of God. The thoughts of God have been extended outward. When we share his thoughts, we become one with him and we share in his reality. That is who and what we are. God is an eternal being. When we share his thoughts, we become eternal beings. When we deny his thoughts, we stop thinking and create an illusion. Illusions are not real, but we can believe in them, and that makes them real for us. We need to understand the power of our beliefs and how they can lead us to misidentify the truth.”
Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Stan McFarland’s new book is an enthralling investigation of humanity with and a dissection of religious and moral truths.
This book shows readers how to grapple with a growing socio-cultural immorality, and how to benefit from a change in perspective.
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